Keto Beef And Bacon zoodle recipe

Keto Friendly, Dairy Free, Beef And Bacon Zoodles

Beef and Bacon and Zoodles are all super keto friendly on their own but combine them with some healthy fat and you have an amazing keto friendly meal. Oh and this one is dairy free!

I made this just using one pan and it took about 30 minutes start to finish but if you use a few pans and multitask this meal can be done in about 10 to fifteen minutes!

Here is the complete ingredient list and directions to make awesome keto friendly beef and bacon noodles.

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon Grass Fed Butter
1 Cup Red Onion Sliced
2 Slices of Bacon
1 Medium Zucchini
1 teaspoon of red pepper chili flakes
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 Medium Zucchini
2 tablespoons of avocado oil (optional)
6 ounces of Steak
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Cups Spinach
1/4 Cup Marinara or Tomato Sauce (optional)

Directions:

Over low to medium heat melt the butter and then add the onions and allow them to sweat down until they become translucent.
Stir often. When done remove from the pan and set aside.

Cut the bacon into 1/2 inch slices.
Over medium – high heat allow the bacon to render to your desired level of done. When finished, set aside and drain off the fat.

Spiral cut your Zucchini. Add your spiral cut your Zucchini, garlic and red pepper flakes to your pan and sauté over medium high heat for about 2 minutes or until your desired level of consistency has been reached. Remove from pan and set aside. I don’t use oil for this as the zucchini will sweat out a lot of moisture.
Thus sautee not saute 🙂

If using left over steak have your pan at medium – high heat and simply warm it up. For fresh steak, cook to your desired level of done.
For a crispy texture add oil to your pan and heat it up before adding the steak.

Add the spinach and salt right on top of your steak and allow to wilt stirring constantly.

Add the Zoodles, bacon and onion to the pan and stir all the ingredients together allowing them to incorporate and heat back up.

Mix the sauce with the other ingredients for about 30 seconds just to put it all together.

I hope you love this as much as my family does.

When you make it, please feel free to tag me and let me know your thoughts and if you mixed it up a little to make it your own!

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Keto effectiveness 10X Your WEIGHT LOSS WITH KETO

Keto Effectiveness: 10 X Your Weight Loss

Keto effectiveness surpasses the results you’ll get with a standard American diet even without exercise. How does 10X more effective sound?

Researchers studied people who have or type 2 diabetes or were at risk of developing it.

The study found that people using a low carb eating plan saw the most health benefits. Even up against diets that included physical activity, the keto effectiveness was far greater.

A keto plan includes getting your calories from healthy fats, moderate protein and low carbs.

I’m not saying I support much of what Kim Kardashian does but she uses a low carb keto diet. In fact lots of celebrities whose job relies on being healthy and looking a certain way love the keo effectiveness.

Back to the study.

The results showed that their weight, body fat percentage, body mass index (BMI), blood sugar levels and ketones were significantly better than the others in the test.

Even their resting metabolic rate was more than ten times than those who ate a standard diet. That’s how fast your body burns energy when it is at complete rest.

Think about that. Keto effectiveness is 10X better even when you are at full rest!

Are All Keto Based Diets The Same?

No. The vast majority include healthy fats, moderate protein and low carb. They also include dairy, advocating cheese and milk products as good sources of protein.

Dairy isn’t a good source of protein. Milk, yogurt and cheese are also highly inflammatory which is a big problem for most people.

Many foods have far better health benefits over dairy including way better protein amounts.

Increased Keto Effectiveness?

The Flexible Keto System is one of the more popular keto based plans that doesn’t include dairy. Most people who have done the Flexible Keto System lose a good amount of weight and an impressive amount of inches in just a couple of weeks.

It is believed that the results increase even more when dairy is excluded.

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Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Measured On Keto Diets

Unhealthy cholesterol levels are something that we all have to be very concerned with. High cholesterol can lead to many health problems.

Cholesterol levels are impacted when you decide on a low carb or keto based eating plan.

Unhealthy Cholesterol: What The Studies Show

The Mayo Clinic says that a ketogenic diet has desirable effects on diabetes, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome. That’s great news!

Eating a low carb diet is more effective in lowering bad HDL cholesterol than diets moderate in carbs.

Some studies have shown the intake of saturated fat to raise blood cholesterol levels. These studies are almost always short in duration, as little as a few weeks.

In fact, several long-term studies show no association between saturated fat and unhealthy cholesterol levels.

Studies of low-carbohydrate high saturated fat diets suggest no impact on blood cholesterol. In fact lower markers for heart disease are often found.

One study* concluded that using the glycemic index is associated with lower triglycerides and higher good HDL cholesterol profiles.

Another study** showed a low carb diet to have a 99% probability of resulting in greater weight loss. Also a higher likelihood that it was superior to restricting fat. It found greater weight loss and a reduced predictor of cardiovascular disease risk in subjects who ate low carb versus low fat.

What does all that mean?
Low carb and keto based eating is healthier in many, many ways.

Low carb is associated with:

  • Significant weight loss and reduced body mass index
  • Significant improvements in several heart disease risk factors: lower level of triglycerides, healthier blood pressure
  • Improved fasting glucose
  • Reduced risk for metabolic syndrome, which is a risk factor for heart disease
  • Decreased levels of belly fat and waist size
  • Improvements in the good HDL cholesterol levels

Other Key Considerations

Low carb diets never include trans fats which are the worst fats contributing to an increased risk for heart disease. Which is what naturally makes them a healthier eating plan.

Fired foods routinely contain trans fats. Sweets, baked goods, processed snacks and food products contain them.  Also always avoid cookies, crackers and vegetable shortenings.

All of those foods are not part of any credible low carb or keto based eating plan.

The Facts

Unhealthy cholesterol levels (LDL) go down while healthy cholesterol levels (HDL) increase when you choose low carb. This makes for an overall healthier you!

Choosing a low carb or keto based eating plan is a smart way to improve your overall health. You will reduce cholesterol levels and lose weight.

The Flexible Keto System is one of those plans that delivers fantastic results. You will you feel healthy and mentally more clear in just a few days.

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*(Barclay AW, Petocz P, McMillan-Price J, et al. Glycemic index, glycemic load, and chronic disease risk–a meta-analysis of observational studies)
**The first ever conducted Bayesian study of the effects of diet therapy on weight loss (Sackner-Bernstein, Kanter, Kaul). Published in October of 2015 evaluated data from 17 randomized controlled trials. 1,797 people who were obese and overweight were part of the study.
For a complete list of related research to low carb and keto based diets, click here.
Low carb diets Lifestyle Or Fad

Low Carb: Fad Diet Or Lifestyle

Low Carb diets are nothing new but are they a fad or a legitimate way of life.

You’ve probably heard of low carb diets, or even tried one at some point in your life. Maybe you had some degree of success. But stopped thinking a “fad” diet is too hard to maintain. Typically, this is what happens with most people who choose fad diets to lose weight.

Well, news flash, low carb is not a “fad,” but is a lifestyle change.

Low carb diets can be adopted for a short period of time. But you’re missing the true potential of what can be achieved.

Not sure if you can manage the low carb lifestyle?

It can be pretty simple, but that’s not to say it’s effortless.

Following the low carb lifestyle for the rest of your life is achievable, at least by following my tips outlined below:

1. Low Carb Has Been In Use For More Than A Hundred Years

Fad diets come and go, but low carb has been in use for many years. Even before saturated fat was demonized (proven wrong as it turns out); low carb was the best way to lose weight.

Dr. Atkins published his infamous low carb diet book in 1972, long before the low fat guidelines came out.

2. Studies Support Low Carb Diet Many Times Over

There have been dozens of randomized controlled trials published since 2002. Published in respected, peer-reviewed journals that show low carb diets to be effective for weight loss. Also that they are completely safe without a single adverse effect. This can’t be said about many of the fad diets.

Many studies show low carb eating to have better results in both weight lost and in support of heart disease prevention. The sam can’t be said about a typical low fat plan.

Low carb leads to more weight loss, especially visceral fat, and also helps to improve

  • HDL cholesterol
  • insulin levels
  • blood sugar levels
  • blood pressure

3. No More Hunger!

Most fad diets are notorious for making you feel starved and desperate as you white knuckle your way through them. In the end, just a few pounds lost.

Crashes in energy levels and mood fluctuations are also common with fad diets.

With a low carb plan, you feel satisfied and eat to satisfaction! You will find going low carb your appetite is naturally satisfied. You eliminate those carbs that cause erratic blood sugar spikes leading to out of control cravings and overeating.

There is no white knuckling involved, as you get you get to eat an abundance of real whole food, including steaks, chicken, bacon, eggs, butter, non-starchy vegetables, nuts and seafood.

4. Mistakes Are Ok

On a fad diet, a lapse of one day can ruin your overall goal, placing undue pressure on you. However, when adopting to a lifestyle of low carb, it’s understood that lapses happen from time to time, and that is ok.

It will not wreck your metabolism, or cause you to gain weight lost back in the space of 24 hours. In fact, you will likely find that your cravings for carbs decrease significantly over time. No cravings means no mistakes.

Don’t think of it as a stringent diet, but forging a new relationship with the right foods. Flexible Keto is one of the low carb solutions that allows, as the name says, flexibility.

5. You Learn To Eat Healthy

Low carb as a lifestyle helps you learn to eat healthy and to make healthy choices in carbs, protein, and fats. This ability to choose makes this a lifestyle over the often very rigid rules of the typical fad diet.

This means, you have to know the differences between various carbs, and practice planning healthy meals, instead of just following some “one for all” fad diet menu that offers little variation.

6. You Can Eat Out

Eating out on low carb is easy once you learn to make the right choices, this allows you to maintain a social life and enjoy dining out without compromising your weight loss. Nothing is more supportive of a lifestyle plan than that.

7. Sustained Weight Loss

When you go on fad diets, you typically see some weight loss, and then when you get off the diet and go back to eating as usual your weight returns and then some.

With low carb, there is no “end” or “getting off the diet,”. Choosing this lifestyle means you can lose the weight and keep it off by continuing to make healthy choices.

This also means that you will be able to eat more carbs down the road, but you will continue to choose wisely based on your individual weight loss maintenance.

Low Carb is Lifestyle, Not A Fad Diet.

As you can see, low carb is far from a fad diet. For many people, carbs are the main culprit in their obesity and when they reduce them to healthy sources they find they have more energy, lose weight, and are able to keep it off, a lifestyle that is successful, motivational, and sustainable.

The Flexible Keto System for Weight loss is the best plan available right now.

All the benefits of a low carb plan with flexibility built in to help you create a new lifestyle that you will love!

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Ketosis Facts

.Ketosis is a word you hear a lot when people talk about a Ketogenic Diet. Recently I wrote an article about Ketosis and I wanted to expand on that one with this post.

Your body typically gets its fuel from dietary carbohydrates. Foods like rice, bread, pasta, and other grains, along with fruit, sugars, and vegetables.

When carbohydrates, specifically starches and sugars enter your body they’re broken down into glucose. That is what your body will go to first for energy.

The hormone insulin then steps in to remove glucose from the bloodstream. Your body will use it for energy or store unused leftovers as fat.

Glucose that isn’t immediately used as fuel will be sent to the liver and muscles to be stored as glycogen. When you have unused glycogen in your muscles that doesn’t get processed through exercise or energy expenditure will be stored as body fat. Think about it as a ‘rainy day reserve’.

The problem is most of us never get to those reserves.

For people with a carb sensitivity or those with insulin resistance it’s a grim outlook that can lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes…

High carb diet = high glucose in the blood = high insulin = high amounts of body fat

Lipolysis And Ketosis

An alternative source of fuel for the body is its own body fat, this process is triggered when the intake of carbs is limited, and their sources controlled. Your body enters a state called lipolysis. Lipolysis is the most efficient biochemical pathway to weight loss. It’s a scientifically proven alternative to your body using or needing glucose for energy.

Lipolysis occurs as the body begins to burn it’s own fat stores for energy instead of dietary carbohydrates. The by-products of this fat burning process are ketones and so ketosis is the secondary process of lipolysis.

When you restrict, lower or eliminate carbs, your body is forced to use its fat stores for fuel. This literally turns your body into a fat burning machine. Ketones are the byproducts of ketosis and provide fuel for the body.

The only true exception to the body not needing glucose for fuel is ketones. Ketosis not only provides adequate energy for the cells within the body, it also fuels the brain and other organs.

The same as glucose from carbs does BUT, unlike what may occur during the use of glucose, ketosis does not store fat. It actually allows the body to burn stored fat for fuel.

Get rid of stored fat and you lose weight… simple right?

This is the reason that low carb diets are so popular and have allowed thousands of people to lose weight and keep it off.

Low Carb Diets

There are cases where doctors will induce ketosis to medically intervene for various conditions, like epilepsy and diabetes. This involves a patient being placed on a low carb diet, such as the Ketogenic diet to increase fat and protein intake to provide fuel for energy, while reducing carb intake.

Ketosis kicks in when carb consumption from all sources is limited to less than 50 grams per day.

The ketogenic diet and the Atkins diet are two of the most popular strict carb intake plans.

One of the greatest benefits of low carb diets and using fat for fuel is that this type of eating greatly regulates your appetite There is no starvation or out of control hunger and erratic cravings become a thing of the past.

One of the reasons for this is that carbohydrates trigger blood sugar spikes that can wreak havoc on hunger and cravings.

A study by the Academic Department of Surgery, Consultation, and Training Center at the Faculty of Medicine located at Kuwait University put it to the test. They took 83 obese patients (39 men, 44 women) and over 24 weeks studied the results of a low carb diet.

The subjects were given carbohydrates in the form of green vegetables, and salad. In the end, the subject’s glucose levels, cholesterol levels, weight, and BMI numbers all fell.

Low Carb Wins Over Low Fat

The ketogenic diet has been around for decades, and while the medical community has long believed that a diet high in fats would cause weight gain and increase the risk of heart disease.

Thankfully more attention has been put in to this false belief and many studies and randomized trials have shown low carb to actually be more effective. Not only the amount of weight lost, but in reducing markers and risk factors for heart disease.

Several experts now advise that the public should be more mindful of their carb intake versus their fat intake. Obesity rates increased during the time that experts told us to decrease fat intake and increase carb intake.

The Flexible Keto System For Weight Loss

The Flexible Keto System is unlike any other ketogenic diet because it is designed for you. Some keto plans are tough to stick with. The require constant measuring and counting to ensure that you stay in a state of ketosis.

The reality is it doesn’t need to be that hard. The Flexible Keto System proves that by adjusting how you’re taught about food and nutrition you make keto fit your lifestyle, not your lifestyle fitting a diet.

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